Beijing, China, September 16, 2009 — ACCESS China Inc., a subsidiary of ACCESS CO., LTD., a global provider of advanced software technologies to the mobile and beyond-PC markets, today announced that ACCESS NetFront™ Browser v3.5 has been selected by Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. for its WCDMA handsets targeted at global markets. Huawei Technologies, a leader in providing next-generation telecommunications network solutions worldwide, first deployed ACCESS’ NetFront Browser for its overseas operator-customized 2G CDMA products in 2004. With the extension of NetFront Browser v3.5 to Huawei’s WCDMA global handsets, ACCESS’ NetFront™ series browser will now be deployed on Huawei’s complete range of WCDMA handsets.
In addition to the deployment of NetFront Browser on Huawei’s WCDMA handsets, the two companies plan to develop a TD-SCDMA solution integrated with ACCESS’ advanced browser technology to support the China 3G market.
“We are pleased to expand our cooperation with Huawei, which is one of the world’s leading telecom solutions providers,” said Pierre Suhandinata, president and CEO of ACCESS China. “ACCESS is dedicated to providing the most advanced mobile Internet technologies and value-added services to end users, handset manufacturers, telecom operators and other industry players. We look forward to working with Huawei to give users worldwide a more comprehensive mobile experience.”
NetFront Browser v3.5 is designed for Web 2.0 services and provides users with faster speed and enhanced features and capabilities. NetFront Browser v3.5 has already been successfully deployed on numerous handsets shipping into global markets, Softbank Mobile’s AQUOS SHOT (Model name: 933SH), a high-performance digital camera handset with 10 megapixel CCD manufactured by Sharp, and WILLCOM’s WILLCOM NS (Model name: WS026T) manufactured by Toshiba and designed specifically for Web browsing.
Key features of NetFront Browser v3.5
- Web 2.0 service support
- Ajax support
- Video (FLV) replay support
- Improved content download speed with integration of Embedded Browser Optimization (EBO) technology
- Faster Zoom-In/Zoom-Out/Animated Zoom
- Canvas Tag (HTML5.0)
- CSS Enhancement (CSS2.1)
- Site Optimizer
- Column Rendering
- Stick Navi/Swift Navi
ACCESS’ NetFront products have been deployed in millions of Internet devices throughout the world, including mobile phones, digital TVs, set-top boxes and car navigation devices. Worldwide deployments surpassed 800 million in July 2009.
ACCESS CO., LTD. is a global company providing leading technology, software products and platforms for Web browsing, mobile phones, wireless handhelds and other networked devices. ACCESS’ product portfolio, including its NetFront™ Browser, ACCESS Linux Platform™ and Garnet™ OS, provides customers with solutions that enable faster time to market, flexibility and customizability. The company, headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, operates subsidiaries and affiliates in Asia, Europe and the United States. ACCESS is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Mothers’ Index under the number 4813. For more information about ACCESS, please visit http://gl.access-company.com/.